Principal's Message

Dear Handy Families,

I am proud and honored to be the principal of such an outstanding elementary school. When your child is a Handy Hornet, you can be assured that not only is he/she receiving a high quality education, but will be surrounded by adults who truly care about his/her well-being. This school year, Handy scholars will focus on Character Values each month: Responsibility, Respect, Gratitude, Generosity, Cooperation, Kindness, Grit, Confidence, and Friendship.

Handy Elementary has a strong reputation of academic excellence. In 2016, Handy Elementary School was named a Gold Ribbon School and earned the distinction of Title One Academic Achievement School. Handy Elementary School proudly offers  AVID strategies, restorative practices, one to one device program, Drone Team, Robotics Team, Mariachi Band, Accordion Group, Recycling/Composting Club, AVID Ambassadors, and academic interventions both during and after the school day. Handy Elementary has consistently exceeded goals in getting students to reclassify to fluent English speakers. For Handy scholars, college is not just a dream-it is the plan!  

Our extraordinary school would not be possible without the influential and generous support of our newly formed Parent Teacher Association (PTA,) English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), and School Site Council (SSC) who are dedicated to promoting the education, health, and safety of children and families. Please join us as valued partner!




Erika A. Krohn, Principal